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Detroit's Home for Small Business Resources

Detroit is tough and resilient, and we’re making small business a priority.
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Digital
Access Hub

Find digital tools, business service support, and resources to help operate your small businesses digitally.

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Navigate & Elevate

Our Mission is to Champion the Success of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs in Detroit.

Business People

Technology Bites Workshop

An eight-week workshop designed to help businesses overcome frustration and no longer be overwhelmed by technology.

Expert Guidance

Running a business can be overwhelming at times. Working with a business expert can help increase your chances of success. Learn more about the types of guidance available in Detroit's small business support ecosystem.

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Financial Resources

One of the biggest challenges for small business owners is finding the funds necessary to launch – and eventually grow – their businesses. Find the various types of funding available and a growing list of resources to consider.

Navigating City Processes

Detroit Means Business is in the business of helping business owners navigate City resources. View City of Detroit-specific resources and guides.

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Opportunities

Explore opportunities to grow your small business through accelerators, technical assistance, competitions, and other programs that provide access to mentorship, strategy, investment, and training.

Real Estate

Choosing a business location and space is a crucial step in starting a business. Find guides for searching for space to lease or purchase and resources for building and renovating.

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Latest News

About Detroit Means Business

Detroit Means Business is a coalition of private, public, and philanthropic partners dedicated to meet the needs of Detroit’s small businesses.

Upcoming Events

  • Storytelling Master Class
    Storytelling Master Class
    Thu, Jun 27
    Grand River WorkPlace
    Jun 27, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223, USA
    Jun 27, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223, USA
  • How to Operate a Bar Like a Boss
    How to Operate a Bar Like a Boss
    Sat, Jun 29
    Lockeroom Sports Lounge & Food Truck
    Jun 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lockeroom Sports Lounge & Food Truck, 18290 Livernois, Detroit, MI 48221, USA
    Jun 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lockeroom Sports Lounge & Food Truck, 18290 Livernois, Detroit, MI 48221, USA
  • Product Photography Master Class
    Product Photography Master Class
    Tue, Jul 30
    Grand River WorkPlace
    Jul 30, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223, USA
    Jul 30, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223, USA

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"I am so pleased to say that the Detroit Means Business website was absolutely amazing. I was able to get both my businesses prepared for their opening dates. I love my city, our mayor and my liaison."

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Marlene Brooks

Dymond Designs Beauty School

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